Monday, September 15, 2008

In the Name of God My Father, I Fly

Bruce Dickinson:

Metal god.

Master fencer.

Soccer fanatic.

Bane of Sharon Osbourne.

Hero to the stranded traveler:

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson stepped in to fly XL passengers stranded abroad back to the UK.

The heavy metal singer, who is a qualified Boeing 757 pilot, captained a specially-chartered Monarch Airlines flight from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on Saturday morning and also flew around 200 passengers home from the Greek island of Kos that night, a spokesman for Astraeus, the airline he works for, said.

The Greek island of Kos must be a horrible place, filled with creepy rage-addled communists constantly repeating the latest demented conspiracy theories while muttering profanities and "Halliburton" a lot. Those 200 stranded passengers owe their lives -nay! - their very sanity to Bruce.

(Tip o' the pitcher to Alert Reader Jim.)

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